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yeah looks goodmay be you had a bit of "problem" in the pinline or may be is the pict...man quite different shape for mein a 6 size...rides good?why the parallel rails?the rails are 60/40 s?seems a faster board, but stiffer or looser feeling?what s your opinion about epoxy color work?the results looks different than the ones that you can obtain with polyesteror depends on the technique?whats the finish in the bottom; gloss? I cant apreciate well in the picta lot of questionbut Im intrigued for the functional partthank you
nice color work! best epoxy swirl I've seen!
hey reverb,thanks for the feedback, i'll try to answer everything as best as possible.the pinline does look a little wobbly in bits. had to do the blue in it by hand...it isn't as straight as it looks in the picture. i think i need to be taller or something to get a good outline shot. the template is basically a fish, with a pin tail.the dims are 6'0"x15 3/4nx21 1/2wpx15 3/4tx2 3/4 thick at stringer. or pretty close to that.good eye on the 60/40 rails. the guy i made it for is stout so i carried a bit of the thickness out to the rails, and kept them softer than normal to make it more versatile, and forgiving. lately, i have been really into rounded rails, sort of inspired by tom wegener. there is a tucked edge, but further under than normal - did that make any sense at all?color work with epoxy is funny, because it seems they don't pull out like poly. for example, when i did this i catalysed everything, mixed up some white, then separated into 2 pots. i added the red/blue to make the final colors, and in another cup, i poured a little red, then added some blue. i poured that on. then poured red into blue and poured that on the board. then poured blue into red and poured that on. let it sit for a minute or so, then picked the board up off the stands and let the resin run around a bit before pulling it across the glass. once it was spread, i let it soak for a minute again before pulling out all the excess-which there was a lot. you have to be careful, because it takes so long for epoxy to kick, you can easily cloud the colors by moving/blending too much.the bottom is glossed, but didn't buff up as much as i hoped.hope that helps, my fingers are sore from typing...
hey rob,thanks man. means a lot.
reverb,i haven't ridden this one yet, but it is the sane as my personal board, but 1" longer. mine is a twinzer, and it doesn't have the concaves. super fun, looser than a fish, but paddles, glides the same. the twinzer gets a bit squirelly in punchy waves, but that's because i have only g5s as main fins, not proper twin sized fins.anyway, i hope that andy will let me know how it goes soon.
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